‘Making an Already Transformational Service Even More Sustainable’
The Zipcar car-share network has placed two pure battery electric Honda Fit EV cars into service in Los Angeles. Use starts from $8.75 per hour.
The deployment was endorsed by Los Angeles City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti. It is part of a program announced one year ago, by which Honda became a Zipcar preferred vehicle manufacturer with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles.
“Zipcar’s operation in Hollywood is easing parking congestion, reducing air pollution and putting people to work,” Garcetti said in a Zipcar release.
The 2013 Fit EV has a U.S. EPA combined adjusted mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe1. A 20-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery powers a compact 92-kilowatt AC synchronous electric motor. Zipcar states maximum single-charge range as 60 miles.
The Fit EVs for Hollywood are based at two locations on Sunset Boulevard, in commercial buildings managed by Paramount Contractors & Developers.
Zipcar said it plans to add more Honda EVs this year.
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